UNN

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element
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Proto-Norse

1) *unþi- = 'wave' [1]

Old Norse

1) unnr = 'wave' [1] [2] [3] [4]
1) unn-r = 'wave' [5]
1) uðr = 'wave' [4]
1) uð-r = 'wave' [5]
2) unna = 'to love' [1] [2] [6] [7] [8]
2) unna = 'to love'; 'not to grudge'; 'to grant', 'to allow', 'to bestow' [4] [3] [5]

Old High German

1) unda = 'billow', 'wave' [9]
1) undea = 'wave' [5]
2) unnan = 'to love'; 'not to grudge'; 'to grant', 'to allow', to bestow' [5]

Old Saxon

1) ūðia = 'wave' [5]
2) unnan = 'to love'; 'not to grudge'; 'to grant', 'to allow', 'to bestow' [5]

Old English

1) ȳð = 'wave' [5]
2) unnan = 'to love'; 'not to grudge'; 'to grant', 'to allow', 'to bestow' [5]

Related Names

See Unnr, Onne and Iðunnr

See also STEINUNN, ÞORUNN

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ARN see Årunn
AS see Ásunn
AUD see Audunn
BJÖRN see Unnbjörn
BORG see Borgunna and Unnbjörg
DAG see Dagunn
DIS see Unndís
DYR see Dýrunn
EID see Eidunn
EIR see Eirunn
EY see Øyunn
FREJ see Freidunn
FRID see Fridunn
FRÍÐ see Fríðunn and Unnfrid
GEIR see GæiRunnr
GISL see Gíslunn
GISS see Gissunn
GUD see Gudunn
GUNN see Gunnuðr
HEIL see Hælgunnr
HER see Unnarr
HILD see Hildunn and Unnhild
HJÖR see Hjørunn
HREID see Hreiðunn
ING see Ingunnr
IR see Irunn
see Iórunnr
JOR see Iórunnr
JÖRG see Jørgunn
KÅR see Kårunn
LAUG see Unnlaug
LEID see Leidun
LEIF see Unnleiv
LID see Lidunn
LJOS see Ljósunn
LJOT see Ljótunnr
MARG see Margunn
NY see Unny
NOR see Norunn
NY see Unny
Olga see Olgunn
SE see Sæunnr
SIG see Sigunnr
SOL see Solunn
STEIN see Steinunnr and Unnsteinn
ULF see UnnulfR
VALD see Unnvaldr
VAR see Unnvar
VEIG see Unnveig
VID see Vidunn
VÖR see Unnvör and Vårunn
ÞJOÐ see Þjóðunn
ÞOR see Þórunnr and Unnþór

First Element Forms

Un- Unn-

Last Element Forms

-an -ann
-en
-na -ne -ni
-on -onn
-uðr
-un -und -unn -unna -unnr
-ån -ånn

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  6. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. Dr. Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsches namenbuch (1856)